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Dr G.J. (Gertjan) Hoetjes

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Semitische talen en culturen
Photographer: Dr. Giada Ferrari

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number: 2.08
Postal address
  • Postbus 1641
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Gertjan Hoetjes is a lecturer at both the Department of Arabic language and Culture as well as the Department of European Studies. In 2020, he obtained his doctoral degree in Middle Eastern Politics at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies  (University of Exeter) after successfully defending his PhD thesis on the impact of Internet technology on contentious politics in Kuwait and Oman that was under supervision of Professor Marc Valeri and Dr. Christina Phillips. Alongside his doctoral degree from the University of Exeter, Hoetjes has obtained Master degrees in Gulf Studies (University of Exeter, 2011) and Political Science (University of Amsterdam, 2009), as well as a Bachelor Degree in Political Science (University of Amsterdam, 2007).

    Hoetjes previously held lecturer and teaching fellow positions at the University of Groningen (Department Middle East Studies) and Durham University (School of Government and International Affairs), and was awarded a PhD studentship from the Centre of Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter in 2015. His main research interests revolve around state-society relations, political economy and international relations in the Gulf region.

  • Publications



    • Hoetjes, G. J. (2021). Stalled Reform: The Resilience of Rentierism in Kuwait. In M. Beck, & T. Richter (Eds.), Oil and the political economy in the Middle East: Post-2014 adjustment policies of the Arab Gulf and beyond (pp. 58-78). Manchester University Press.



    • Hoetjes, G. J. (Author). (2019). The Gulf Monarchies and the Challenges of a Region in Flux. Web publication/site, Durham University.


    • Hoetjes, G. J. (2016). Iran-GCC relations: The case of Oman. In M. Warnaar, L. Zaccara, & P. Aarts (Eds.), Iran's Relations with the Arab States of the Gulf (pp. 144-165). Gerlach Press.
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